CWG 2022: PV Sindhu wins gold, defeats Canadian player in final

Pankaj Prasad
PV Sindhu wins gold
PV Sindhu wins gold

India's star shuttler PV Sindhu, creating history in the Commonwealth Games 2022, won India a gold medal in women's singles badminton.

India's star shuttler PV Sindhu, creating history in the Commonwealth Games 2022, won India a gold medal in women's singles badminton. World No. 7 Sindhu also avenged her loss against World No. 13 Michelle 21-15, 21-13 in the semi-finals of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Sindhu's third medal in Commonwealth Games

Sindhu won the bronze medal in 2014 while Michelle managed to win the gold medal. This is Sindhu's ninth win in 11 matches against Mitchell. This is Sindhu's third individual medal at the Commonwealth Games. He also won a silver medal at the 2018 Gold Coast Games. Sindhu was also part of the silver medal-winning Indian mixed team in the ongoing Games, which lost to Malaysia in the final. In the final, Sindhu's left leg was bandaged, which affected her movement to some extent and it also affected her performance. He gave Mitchell a chance to score easy points on a few occasions.

Sindhu did better in the rally

Sindhu did well in the rally and her drop shots were also strong. Mitchell made very simple mistakes, for which he had to bear the brunt. This is India's fourth medal in the badminton competition of the Birmingham Games. Earlier, Kidambi Srikanth won the men's singles while the mixed team pair of Trisha Jolly and Gayatri Gopchand won bronze medals in the women's doubles, apart from the mixed team silver.

20th gold in India's account

India's golden journey continues in the Commonwealth Games. A total of 20 gold medals have come in India's account. Whereas till now India has won 15 silver and 22 bronze medals. In this way, a total of 57 medals have come in India's account.

India gain one place in medal tally

India has gained a place in the medal tally with PV Sindhu winning the gold medal. With the help of a total of 56 medals, including 19 gold, India has reached the fourth position in the medal tally and has overtaken New Zealand. New Zealand has now reached fifth place with a total of 48 medals with 19 gold.